Monday, January 23, 2012

Gone to the Dogs!!!!

Sure.... they look all cute and innocent, but they are thieves!!!!  They are stealing us blind, robbing our bank accounts and just wreaking havoc wherever they go!!!!
Haven't posted in a bit, mainly because I've been playing chauffeur to these to heathens.  Maxine (on the left) came down with a slipped disc in the middle of her back in late December.  Once we figured out what the problem was, she was immediately put on bed rest.  That means never off the leash outside, and she has to be carried up and down the steps.  Our v-e-t (ya know you can't say that word out loud) is wonderful though, instead of a 3-5,000 dollar surgery, we have been doing laser treatments 2-3 times a week, followed up by chiropractic visits.  Yes, you read it correctly, re-read it if you must, but she goes to the chiropractor at $45.00 a pop!!!!  Can you tell we love these too.

Meanwhile.... not to be outdone by Princess Maxi, Prince Henry decides to have anal gland issues (I'll spare you the details, but trust me, it wasn't pretty!) followed up by a bladder infection!  He's now on antibiotics for two weeks and then another round of bloodwork to make sure the infection is cleared up.

I sometimes wonder what we did before we had dogs, and then I sometimes dream of being a dog-free home, although I know that will never happen.  We love these two just like family, and are willing to make the sacrifices (and right the checks) to keep them healthy and happy!   After all, wouldn't you do the same for a member of your family?
So for now, Princess Maxi rests comfortably on our bed healing a sore back.

Her life if so rough!
Speaking of rough..... Prince Henry just left tonight for a date with a bitch (hey, don't blame me, that's what they call 'em in the dog world) from Colorado.  Her flight arrived this afternoon, and they will "hook up" this evening.  He'll be back home on Thursday evening, and we'll be back to a normal (if there can be such a thing) routine!

Isn't he a handsome boy!!!!
So, I guess there's not much more to say other than we love our pooches, and life at Tuckaway just wouldn't be the same without them!  I'll leave you with a final question..... What would you do for love?!?!?!

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Peace!  Kent

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Funny!!!!

Do you sometimes feel like this lady, a little out of control, just hanging on for dear life!!!!
Sometimes I feel that way, and not totally in control of what's going on in my life.  This was one of those weeks.  Went back to work on Wednesday, after 12 days off, and re-entry was a little rough, add to that both dogs having issues, it just doesn't make for a smooth week!

I did get some weaving done over my break, but now I have an empty loom!!!!
But..... that enabled me to get the sectional beam put on that has been sitting in the corner for over a year!!!!
This is one of the scarves that came off of the loom, and was a gift for our family's Christmas exchange.  My brother's stepdaughter Chelsea was the lucky one that ended up with the scarf, and it looked great on her.
Not too many holiday photos, but thought this was a good one of my Mom, me, and my younger brother Tim.
Dad, Tim and me..... three of the four Sholder men, my older brother Kevin is missing.
Since the upstairs loom is empty, this will be next to go on.  A warp for table runners.  A new venture for me, but looking forward to using some "cutter" vintage tablecloths for the weft.  Nothing like re-purposing something and giving it a new lease on life.

Sometimes that's what we all need is a new lease on life, or at least a new outlook on life!!!!

Peace!!!!  Kent